Turnout hood - water resistant hood usually with a head cover (Black only)
Each hood comes with three Velcro strap openings at nose and throat to allow the pony’s head to slide through easily.
Alternatively, for an additional cost, a seven Velcro strap opening hood (less on the smaller hoods) allows the hood to open flat and be laid over the neck to fasten.
Each hood can have a head/face cover or not.
Each hood can be made in a “more fit” for stallions, large crested ponies and ponies with lots of mane; or a “less fit” for slimmer necked natives like Welsh section B’s or part breds; both styles at a slight extra cost.
We can embroider your pony's name on the hood for an extra £1.
All ponies are different and our suggested sizes (found on our price page) are only an approximation. If in doubt, providing us with your pony's measurements will help us advise you on which size is the best fit.
The main measurement is from the poll to behind the withers. The best way to measure is with your pony's tack on with the pony’s head down eating. Measure from the headpiece on the top of the poll on the bridle to the point on the saddle behind the pommel which would be in line with the girth. This measurement shows the pony’s full stretch.
The other measurements are around the fullest part of the neck, usually from in front of the shoulder around the neck and the final measurement is the widest part of the head, remember different breeds have different head shapes. Also remember lots of mane can make a difference to the fit. The hood should be a slightly loose fit and not be restrictive in any way. A slightly too big fit is better than too small as it is less likely to cause discomfort and rubbing and can be adjusted at a later date if necessary. The Velcro straps offer some flexibility in fit.
Last year we introduced our Air Mesh Turnout hood to be used only under a turn out rug with neck. The air mesh allows air to flow to the mane and reduces pressure which aims to avoid damage to the mane.
This year we introduced our Turnout All-in-one which can be used as a light weight turnout, under a turn out rug or for show preparation.
We do offer an alteration and repair service on our hoods at extra cost, provided that they are clean.
For our "Show Hoods" and our "Tail Bags" please use the drop down box under the title "Turnout Hoods", and click on the product title you wish to view.